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Dissertation - Chapter 1 - Introduction (3 of 3)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
2009

I study passing and minstrelsy in the selected texts because the action in all of them occurs shortly after the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law comes to prominence, and because they all consider how slave women use motherhood and race in order to gain access to and enjoy the benefits of U.S. 1,861 more words

Education

Dissertation - Chapter 1 - Introduction (2 of 3)

© Copyright by
Roshaunda D. Cade
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
2009

Historian Jim Cullen defines minstrels as white men in blackface who pretend to be black and “pride themselves on the verisimilitude with which they re-create African-American life and customs.  1,490 more words

Writing

Dissertation - Chapter 1 - Introduction (1of 3)

© Copyright by
Roshaunda D. Cade
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
2009

CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION: CREATING CITIZENSHIP IN 1850s AMERICA

My dissertation explores mid-Nineteenth Century racial crossovers, deceits, and transgressions as singularly American performance phenomena.   1,597 more words

Education

Dissertation on the Move

I began my Ph.D. program in 2000 and didn’t complete it until 2009.  I don’t recommend taking the 9 year route to completion.  Completing the coursework, at least in hindsight, was easy.   1,675 more words

Adventures Of The Girl And The Boy

My old Manhattan home

Those who seek literary or cinematic references for the rise of Mr Trump only elevate the clown into a proper harlequin. Trump’s origin is closer to the gutter, PT Barnum and his nineteenth-century circuses, which passed off coal dust as gold to unenlightened and uneducated commoners. 119 more words

Politics

The War on Political Correctness: Enabling Discrimination

It’s the eternal cry: ‘political correctness’ acts in service of liberal thought control and is a threat to the freedom of speech which must be countered by ‘strong’ voices and unrepentant actions. 1,314 more words

Comment

Forgetting Ole Times at Ole Miss

Well, it finally happened. Earlier today, the University of Mississippi Athletics Department got a jump on the college football season by banning “Dixie” from all athletic events… 584 more words

Music